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Five Basketball Defense Drills to Lock Down Any Opponent

By Basketball for Coaches, 01/21/19, 12:00PM CST

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The offensive player should be looking to attack immediately on the catch. This requires them to read the defender before they’ve received the basketball.

Here's a difficult truth:

Being willing to hustle and play hard on defense isn't enough... To develop a great defensive team, players must learn correct defensive technique and understand where they should be on the court depending on who they're guarding and the position of the basketball. And the best way to accomplish this is by using proven basketball defense drills during your team practices. The goal on the defensive end of the floor is to force the opposition into taking the most difficult shot possible.